The University Of Texas At Brownsville

The University Of Texas At Brownsville

The University of Texas at Brownsville, or UTB, is an educational institution located in Brownsville, Texas. It is a member of the University of Texas System. It was established in the year 1991. The University of Texas at Brownsvill offers certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of 524 acres.

UTB competes in the Red River Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Their official mascot is the scorpion and their sports teams are nicknamed the Scorpions. The Scorpion Women's Volleyball team was ranked 18 in the NAIA.

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Contacting UT Brownsville

The University of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville , TX 78520-4991
General Phone: (956) 882-8200

UT Brownsville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts391Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management168business, business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Education and Teaching102multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement82corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Science70biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy52health and physical education
Therapy and Counseling37psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing, community nurse, various nursing
Media30communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science, information science
Art Studies18art studies
Medical Support and Technology13health service and sciences
Family and Social Work12public administration
Engineering Technician11electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Engineering2engineering physics

Number of programs and degrees for UT Brownsville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree91834
Associate's degree11
Master's degree16220
Postbaccalaureate certificate11

UT Brownsville Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Brownsville had a total enrollment of 17,215 students (9,701 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 5%
Black 0%
Hispanic 90%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 33%
18-19 17%
20-21 11%
22-24 12%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

UT Brownsville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 48 %

UT Brownsville Room and Board (2007)

UT Brownsville offers campus housing for 234 of its 9,701 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Brownsville, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UT Brownsville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,664
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,970
Room and board $ 5,504
Room charge $ 2,520
Books and supplies $ 615
Other expenses $ 4,100

Financial Aid:
UT Brownsville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3064600)

UT Brownsville Faculty

UT Brownsville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8465
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3738

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year10$63,16114$62,396
Lecturercalendar year5$44,6101*
No academic rankcalendar year0*6$46,765
All faculty totalcalendar year20$68,59324$58,649

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$76,32016$75,673
Associate professoracademic year58$65,63432$63,561
Assistant professoracademic year63$56,08935$55,735
Instructoracademic year21$57,50635$52,675
Lectureracademic year26$43,32928$43,396
No academic rankacademic year6$47,1443$56,481
All faculty totalacademic year198$59,541149$56,534

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT Brownsville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Red River Athletic Conference

UT Brownsville Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering Physics

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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UT Brownsville Highlights

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What Sets UT Brownsville Apart:

Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%UT Brownsville Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%UT Brownsville Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%UT Brownsville % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%UT Brownsville % of degrees in liberal arts
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 11%UT Brownsville Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%UT Brownsville % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 15%UT Brownsville % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UT Brownsville Number of students
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%UT Brownsville % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%UT Brownsville % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%UT Brownsville Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%UT Brownsville Number of degree programs
% of degrees in art studies
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%UT Brownsville % of degrees in art studies

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